.”), and by early evening, he was already back up to the fifth gear.This is extremely hard to do, and this grandfather of five has a lot of days exactly like this. At this point in his life, his avocation as the top fund raiser for a foundation named for his best friend, Jim Valvano is as important to him as the game of basketball.So we put it to him: Valvano has been gone for 18 years, and in that…